A Message from the Chair

October 6, 2017
An update from the Chair
The Search Advisory Committee for the Dean of the College of Nursing has identified three finalists for the position. The candidates will visit Texas A&M University for interviews and public presentations October 16-24. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the presentations in-person or via live streaming. Instructions will be sent as the dates approach.               
Candidate information and itineraries (TAMU NetID required)
The Search Advisory Committee for the position of Dean of the College of Nursing
Joyce Alexander, Chair
Jodie Gary
Hannah Himes
Matt Hoffman
Tom Pool
Dan Sheridan
Farida Sohrabji
Ann Utterback
Cindy Weston
Kristi Wuensche

June 15, 2017
An update from the Chair

Texas A&M University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Nursing. Part of the Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M is the oldest and largest public university in Texas with three campuses, over 3,700 faculty, and an enrollment of 66,425 students. The University is a member of the Association of American Universities and a Tier 1 research university, ranking in the nation's top 20 for total research expenditures.

Since its founding in 2008, the College of Nursing has developed rapidly into an outstanding college of nursing. Enrollment has grown from an initial cohort of 40 undergraduates to 437 undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to offering traditional and second-degree BSN programs, the CON launched the online RN-to-BSN program in 2010, the MSN in Nursing Education program in 2014, the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2015, and plans to add new doctoral and master’s degree programs.

As only the second leader in the CON’s eight-year history, the new Dean will have the opportunity to shape the next period of growth at the College and define the future of nursing at TAMU. Nursing faculty, staff, and students are incredibly proud of their college. The CON aspires to continue its growth while maintaining an unwavering dedication to educating exceptional nurses, providing an outstanding student experience, building its research profile, and addressing health disparities and outcomes. This is an opportunity for a proven nurse leader to build upon the CON’s solid foundation, propel the College forward, and make a dramatic impact on health care in the state of Texas and beyond.

The Search Advisory Committee for the position of the Dean of the College of Nursing at Texas A&M University has already met and begun developing the parameters for the search. Isaacson, Miller – a national search firm – has been selected to assist the committee with this process. The goal is to have candidates visit the campus in the fall, with a final selection being made soon thereafter.

Updates on the search will be provided on this website. We are working hard to find a great dean for the college.

Joyce Alexander, PhD
Chair of Search Advisory Committee
Professor and Dean
College of Education and Human Development